Monday, August 13, 2012


Reggae super star Buju Banton is now facing the prospect of having his 10-year prison sentence extended to 15 after a Federal judge yesterday rejected his request for a new trial.

Federal Judge James Moody yesterday denied Buju's request for a new trial and argued that there was no need for one in light of an Atlanta Appeal Court's ruling that there was sufficient evidence to convict the reggae star on a gun charge.

Buju is now to appear in court for a new sentencing hearing when he faces the prospect of an additional five years.

But yesterday, his lawyer, David Oscar Markus, told The Gleaner the fight is not yet over.

"I plan on appealing again and will take this to the Supreme Court if I must," said Markus.

"I won't stop fighting for my friend and brother," Markus added. Read More at

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